Thursday, November 29, 2018

Up On The Rooftop

Greetings and thank you all for stopping by.  I wanted to see is I could use some of the Santa Claus dies from Elizabeth Craft and  the beard and hat from the Memory box dies to create a different look for the Santa.  I made the chimney by die cutting twice the Grand Madison Fireplace. I trimmed off the middle part and glued the two sides together.   Once you add the Frosted Roof & Ledges pieces you don't notice the two pieces that are glued.  It looks like one continual piece.  The snow is Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer and Art Glitter.

Elizabeth Craft - Santa Claus 1567
Impression Obsession - House
Memory Box - Beard Set, Holiday Hats, Pastry Labels, Classic Deer
Poppy Stamps - Grand Madison Fireplace ( I made the chimney out of the side of the fireplace), Sparkling Tree Lights & Frosted Roof Ledges
Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer
Art Glitter.
Mounting Tape (behind the mustache, hat trim and HO HO HO)

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Seasons Greetings

I think I purchased the Santa & Elf die last year but never got around to using them.   As you can see those sneaky little elves are hiding among the Christmas tree.

Art Glitter
Cheery Lynn Designs - Santa & Elf
Elizabeth Craft - Season's Greetings
Impression Obsession - Fir Trees
Martha Stewart - Punch Around the Page Doily
Taylored Expressions - Cloud Border Die
Spellbinders Heartfelt Creations - Classic Editions

Monday, November 19, 2018

Poinsettia Joy & Poinsettia Merry Christmas

First I would like to thank my new followers, and welcome to my blog.  I thought I would try edging the first card using a punch and the second using the Card Deco frame.   I messed up on the size of the paper to be punched, of course that was after I was done and noticed the punch did not line up correctly.

Elizabeth Craft - 1226 Garden Notes Small Poinsettia
Find It Trading - Card Deco Frame Card Fantasy scallop A5
Impression Obsession Joy
Martha Stewart - Eyelet Lace Punch around the page
Poppy Stamps - Small Blooming Poinsettia, Pine Sprigs
Nuvo Crystal Drops- Red

Card Deco - Frame Card Fantasy Scallop A5
Poppy Stamps Blooming Poinsettia, Small Blooming Poinsettia, Climbing Vine & Vintage Merry Christmas
Nuvo Crystal Drops- Red

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Santa's Sleigh & Christmas Star Bread

Thank you all for stopping by and leaving such nice comments on my previous design.

Today's design features the jolly of elf himself just out for a practice run.

Elizabeth Craft - 1567 Santa Claus & 1568 Santa's Sleigh
Impression Obsession - Fir Trees
Memory Box - Miniature sled, Tiny Candy Canes, Swirled Lollipops & Holly Vine
Papertry ink - In the Meadow die set
Sakura 3d Crystal Lacquer to the shoes and runner of sleigh.

Christmas Star Bread

I have made this twice now and tried two different recipes.  I first used one off the web 
(swedish-cinnamon-star-bread-like-a-cinnamon-bun/).  Then used Half of the  Amish bread recipe that I make into cinnamon bread.  Both work and really there is not much difference.

The key is dividing the dough in 4 equal pieces, shape into a ball  On a floured surface roll out dough into a 10" circle.  

Place the circle on a piece of parchment paper, brush with butter and sprinkle 1/3 cinnamon- sugar.

Roll out a second circle the same size as the first, and place it on top of the filling-covered circle.

Repeat the layering process with the butter cinnamon-sugar, dough circle leaving the top layer bare.

Place a 3" circle cookie cutter or glass on top.  Starting at top near edge of glass/circle cutter, cut the dough in 4 equal places.  Then cut those 4 in half and finally cut the next pieces in half.  Now you have 16 pieces of cut dough.

Using two hands, pick up two adjacent strips and twist them away from each other twice so that the top side is facing up again. Repeat with the remaining strips of dough.  You will end up with eight pairs of strips.

Pinch the pairs of strips together to create a star shape with eight points. Remover cookie cutter/glass.

I let the Amish bread dough rise for about 45 minutes.  The Swedish cinnamon recipe didn't need this step.

I baked the Amish bread on a lipped cookie sheet  20 to 25 minutes at 350 degrees, depends on your own oven.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018


Greetings and thank you all for stopping by and leaving such warm comments on my previous design.

On today's card I added some glitter to the center of each flower and coated the autumn lettering with Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer.  I really like scalloped frame to set off the pumpkin.

Card Deco - Frame Card Fantasy Scallop A5
Elizabeth Craft - 1598 Garden Notes French Pumpkin, 728 Bunch of Flowers, 730 Curvy Leaves & 1030 Bunch of Flowers 4
Impression Obsession - Tiny Flowers
Memory Box - Autumn Greetings
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Grape & Yellow
Nuvo Aqua Shimmer - Glitter gloss pen
Poppy Stamps  Leafy Spring
Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer

Friday, November 2, 2018

Autumn Leaves Are Falling

Greetings and thank you all for the wonderful comments about my super fun vacation.

Today's design is using my favorite and long retired Lady Dancing die.  I read on the web about using a piece of acetate paper and your cloud dies and making a mask from it.  You just place your die at the top of the acetate and run it through the die cutting machine.  Take another die and rotate your acetate and die cut and so forth.  I have 4 different dies now on the template.  When you use the acetate is works great and the ink cleans off right away with just wiping it off.

I added the Art Glitter Gala Glitz - Orange to the trim of the dress and hat.

Art Glitter Gala Glitz - Orange  ( glittery trim on the dress)
Memory Box - Lady Dancing, Gentlemen Leaping (hat only) & Marvelous Maple Leaves
Poppy Stamps - Puffy Clouds & Village Lamp Post
Taylored Expression - Cloud Border Die
Spellbinders - Ribbon Banners ^ 5 X 7 Matting Basics B

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